Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tindora Vatana (Little Gourd & Peas Curry)

Tindora Vatana Nu Shaak (Dry Curry)

Know What you Eat - Tindora,kovakka, ivy gourd or little gourd is rich in beta carotene, very low in glycemic index and helps in regulating blood glucose. It is a good source of several micronutrients, including vitamins A and C.

Ingredients :

1 lb Tindora ( wash & cut lengthwise)

1 cup Green Peas

1/2 tsp Asafoetida Powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

1/2 tsp red chilli powder or to taste

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp jaggery or sugar

Salt - to taste


3 tsp Oil

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp sesame seeds


Chopped Cilantro - 1 table spoon (optional)


1 Rinse and dry tindora and slice lengthwise.

2 Heat oil, add mustard seeds once they stop spluttering add cumin & sesame seeds. Now add asafoetida, tindora & green peas.

3 Add little water salt & turmeric and put it on simmer till water dries up or it gets cooked, remember we dont have to make it mushy, once its cooked add red chilli- cumin- coriander powder & jaggery to taste, Saute for 2 mins and remove from flame.

4 Now add chopped cilatro mix thoroughly and serve.

Note: This dish can be served best with any kind of (Indian Bread) OR Rice.


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